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                     ESB-2001.351 -- COMPAQ SSRT0745U
              potential telnetd option handling vulnerability
                              17 August 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                telnetd
Vendor:                 Compaq
Operating System:       Tru64/UNIX
Impact:                 None

Ref:                    ESB-2001.312

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SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation
        Compaq Services
        Software Security Response Team USA

Compaq case id SSRT0745U

ref:   potential telnetd option handling vulnerability

x-ref: TESO Security Advisory   06/2001
       CERT CA2001-21 Advisory  07/2001

 Compaq has evaluated this vulnerability to telnetd 
 distributed for Compaq Tru64/UNIX and OpenVMS Operating 
 Systems Software and has determined that telnetd is not 
 vulnerable to unauthorized command execution or 
 root compromise.

 Compaq appreciates your cooperation and patience. 
 We regret any inconvenience applying this information 
 may cause.

 As always, Compaq urges you to periodically review your system
 management and security procedures.  Compaq will continue to
 review and enhance the security features of its products and work
 with customers to maintain and improve the security and integrity
 of their systems.

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(c) Copyright 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved. 

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